Bud, your commercial model is "officially" covered under a 1 year warranty for commercial use. If you purchased a "run of the mill" mixer and used it commercially, it would not be covered. Your model also comes with a "safety" guard to prevent accidentally turning on the mixer. It is beefed up (the cord, for instance) for heavy duty use. Finally, it is "NSF" certified, which means it meets certain NSF standards for minimizing debris collection, invasion by rodents into the column, etc. And thanks for the comment regarding our customer service. I don't believe anyone can come close to matching it in the small appliance industry.